Megan Tollefson Fraser
With cousins on both sides of her family affected by autism, Megan Tollefson Fraser has a deep-seated interest in learning more about the disorder. She supports causes that educate the public on autism; help families dealing with the disorder; and raise funds for essential research to better understand, treat, and prevent autism. In her sell-out series Hopes and Dreams: Insight into Autism, she explores how the broad spectrum of autism relates to individuals and how the range can be expressed in the visual arts. Megan believes that beyond the autism spectrum disorder label, incredible spirits and unique perspectives come to life, pointing to an expanded definition of “the normal,” patience, and tolerance. Central to her work is optimism for the future of autistic individuals, their treatments, and outcomes. All funds raised from the sale of the Hopes and Dreams series benefited autism research.
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan graduated from Arizona State University with bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and marketing and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in project management. Art is Megan’s lifelong passion and will always be one of her principal pursuits. She also paints abstract landscapes, portraits, and still life work. Megan is available for commissions and welcomes you contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will soon be launching a new website; when the site is up, we’ll post the address on aweinautism.org.